RAHMAN'S CHAMBERS, Barristers & Advocates || A leading law firm of Bangladesh
Who We Are
The firm excels in delivering practical commercial judgments and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. Main practice areas of the firm include Admiralty, Maritime and Ship Arrest, Arbitration, Mediation and ADRs, Aviation Matters, Banking, Finance & Investment, Capital Market, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions, International Trade, Construction & Engineering, Foreign Investment and Business set up, Fraud and White collar litigation, Global Investment & Business Visa, Intellectual Property Matters, Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Labour, Service tribunals & related matters, M & A, Corporate matters and Litigation, Marine Insurance, Power, Energy and Infrastructure projects, Procurement, Bidding & Government Contracts, Shipbuilding and Ship breaking matters, Real Estate and Property Matters, VAT, Tax and Customs Matters etc.
Rahman’s Chambers has outstanding reputation for “accepting challenging work” and its ability to bring success through innovation, hard work and dynamism. Yet it is not resting on its laurels received for its success in securing landmark judgements, significant arbitration awards, completing complex projects and so on, from clients and different corners. In particular, the firm has been consistently ranked by world’s leading and highly reputed global directory Chambers and Partners in its Chambers Global guide for its international capability & Chambers Asia Pacific guide for its local and regional works. The firm is relentlessly finding and in pursuit of more room for improvement.
Over last 12 years, the firm served more than 150 clients which includes multinationals, such as Ralph Lauren, Philips Lighting, Samsung Engineering, Uniqlo, group of companies e.g. Anwar Group, local businesses e.g. Unitex LP Gas Limited, foreign investments e.g Gildan, joint venture e.g. Grameen Danone Foods Limited, overseas clients e.g. Vector Aerospace, London P & I Club and numerous high net worth individuals. We also worked with a number of international law firms involving our mutual clients such as HFW, Fleet Hamburg, King & Wood Mallesons, Akin Gump Strauss LLP, Kim & Chang etc.
- Serving 12 years as a Firm
- Helping business community
- 100 year family history
- Excellent leadership & team work
- Reasonable pricing
- High ethical standard
- Outstanding quality
- Remarkable success record.
Our Reported Cases
Income Tax matter: Estimation of sell & rate of gross profit
Grameen Danone Foods Ltd Vs. Commissioner of Taxes reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 25. The Hon’ble Court observed that despite the assessee being a Bangladeshi company, the DCT estimated the sale as well as the rate of gross profit with that of a renowned multinational company registered in Bangladesh “which is not proper”.
Power & Energy: Gas Supply through dedicated line 150 psi 12- inch gas line
TM Textile and Garments Vs. Bangladesh reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 65. The issues involved were that of a legitimate expectation of the Petitioner to keep its gas line dedicated & exclusive, denying any access to any other party as the Petitioner spent a significant amount of money for its construction.
Our Recent Works
Completed Construction Arbitration
Chambers successfully completed arbitration, arguing on behalf of Knight Frank Development Ltd, a construction company in Chittagong over a complex dispute amounting to 1.25 Billion BDT… The Firm was successful in securing the award in our favor…
Land & Acquisition for a Multinational Garments Company
The Firm represented a subsidiary of Gilden Activewear Incorporated, an MNC, for a number of years over several legal issues. More recently, we have legally assisted the company in acquiring a large area of land. Conducted due diligence on issues involving banks and other related litigation…
Labor & Employment matters for a major Japanese company.
The Chambers have successfully represented and advised Pegasus Sewing Machine PTE LTD on HR policy/ issues and employment matters within the purview of the laws of Bangladesh…
“Rahman’s Chambers provided excellent teamwork, questions were answered promptly, we received information and explanations about the local jurisdiction which is quite different than the German. We were impressed with the expertise and knowledge of Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman in particular with international arbitration on maritime matters.”
“Rahman’s Chambers is a hands on firm, which has a pretty good understanding of the legal and business environment in Bangladesh, I will qualify them, as a committed and dedicated group of lawyers, which operates their Chamber with high level of integrity, and with a devoted attitude to customer service.”
“Mr. Forrukh Rahman, Barrister, is diligent and sincere in his works. He can be relied upon for carrying out works of civil / commercial nature. His association with the Ministry of power has exposed him to issues pertaining to power projects and general corporate laws.
"Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading & admiralty.. shipbuilding matters.. ownership disputes, mortgage claims & cargo damage claims.. Acts for a range of clients including shipowners, operators & P&I clubs."
-Chambers and Partners GLOBAL, 2019
Mr . Shamsuddin Ahmed awarded by Bangladesh Bar Council for completion of 50 years of practice life in 2003.
-Life time achievement award
Chambers and Partners ranked Rahman's Chambers for "Corporate and Finance" and "Shipping" and also ranked Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman as a Leading Individual Practitioner (Band II) for "Corporate and Finance".
-Chambers & Partners ASIA PACIFIC, 2019
News And Events
Execution of Subscription Agreement for Preference Shares
Mr. Rahman with Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Grameen Danone Foods Limited, a social business company being a joint venture between Grameen entities and Danone entities of world famous Danone group have executed a Preference Share Subscription Agreement
WORKSHOP ON PROPERTY ACQUISITION & DISPUTES
Rahman’s Chambers is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event “Workshop On Property Acquisition & Disputes ” On the 29th of June (Saturday) 2019, From 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, at Conference Room, Banani Chambers (Main), Rangs Shawpnil, Flat No. 2A, 2nd Floor, House No- 02, Road No-2/3, Banani, Chairmanbari, Dhaka-1212.
12 YEARS ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL DINNER, DECEMBER 08, 2018
The Chambers held its 12 years Anniversary Annual Dinner on December 08, 2018, Saturday at 7:00 PM. At Ikebana Hall, Lakeshore Hotel Gulshan, Road- 41, House- 46, Gulshan- 2, Dhaka 1212. Mr. A. F. M. Abdur Rahman, Hon’ble former justice Admiralty Court, the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh was the guest of honour in the event and delivered Speech on “Maritime Law & Practice” by Mr. A. F. M. Abdur Rahman